tone

vocal or musical sound of a specific quality. a sound of definite pitch and vibration. WHOLE STEP. accent or inflection expressive of a mood or emotion. style or manner of expression in speaking or writing. a particular pitch or change of pitch constituting an element in the intonation of a phrase or sentence. the pitch of a word often used to express differences of meaning. color quality or value. a tint or shade of color. the color that appreciably modifies a hue or white or black. the effect in painting of light and shade together with color. normal tension or responsiveness to stimuli. strength, firmness, or tautness of a part of the body (such as the muscles or skin). the state of a living body or of any of its organs or parts in which the functions are healthy and performed with due vigor. general character, quality, or trend. frame of mind: MOOD. healthy elasticity: RESILIENCY. to soften or reduce in intensity, color, appearance, or sound: MELLOW —often used with down. to impart tone to: STRENGTHEN. to change the normal silver image of (something, such as a photographic print) into a colored image. to give a particular intonation or inflection to. INTONE. to assume a pleasing color quality or tint. to blend or harmonize in color. (Theobald) Wolfe 1763–1798 Irish revolutionary.